Archive for the 'Environment' Category

Locavore Me

Yazan: Candace | 07 July 2008 | 4 Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Food, Gardening, Happy, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Coming up on Sunday July 27, 2008 at John R. Park Homestead is a new (hopefully annual) event called the Lakeside Locavore Lunch. From the Essex Region Conservation Authority calendar: The Lakeside Locavore Lunch is a new special event taking place at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area on Sunday, July 27th from noon […]

Grit in my Hair

Yazan: Candace | 27 May 2008 | 3 Comments
Categories: Academia, Environment, History, Life, School

I’m spending a lot of time on campus lately. I have a wonderful workspace in the History Research Lab and I’ve made it cozy with some comics, postcards, and other decorations. I also leave articles I’m reading on the desk so that I have to come back to continue working. Since I bought a parking […]

What’s in a Pinnacle?

Yazan: Candace | 08 May 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Environment, School

Irony on campus today at he University of Windsor: on one hand, the Environmental Pinnacle. on the other hand, pesticide signage across the lawn and the smell of freshly sprayed poison filling the air.

Green Candidate Info for Windsor-West

Yazan: Candace | 05 October 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Environment, Feminism, Life, Religion, School, Third Wave

Because I had a hard time finding this information I decided to post it here for others. The Green Party Candidate for next week’s provincial election is Jason Haney. His website is here. Greens have policy statements on climate change, energy, income support, health, education, and local sustainability. I’m pretty sold on the position of […]

Real Estate for the Dead

Yazan: Candace | 18 June 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Family, Life, Relationships

Please note: This post is not meant to criticize or offend anyone who has experienced a death of friend of family and has had to make these decisions. It’s only intent is to bring attention to a practice that seems to me to go unquestioned, when there may be other, viable alternatives worthy of consideration. […]

A tree!

Yazan: Candace | 01 June 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Environment, Family, Gardening, Happy, Life, Relationships

Rob and I have been working on the house. When we’re finished what we have planned I’ll be loading up, distributing the duplicate stuff, and relocating 10 minutes up the street. A blended family! I’m pretty excited. It’s a lot of work but it’s all fun. Today when I went to a friend’s house to […]

Why I Drink Ontario Wine

Yazan: Candace | 31 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Environment, Food, Life, northernvoice

I live in Ontario. As much as I am able to choose, I drink Ontario wine, made from grapes grown in Ontario. I live about an hour north of Pelee Island. I live about three hours south-west of the Niagara Escarpment. Between these two regions there are many wines to choose from. I’m lucky about […]

Grocery Musings

Yazan: Candace | 02 March 2007 | 8 Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Ecofeminism, Environment, Family, Food, Life

A few things I’ve noticed about grocery stores, groceries, and grocery shopping: During the day on a weekday, the grocery store is filled with women with babies and old people. Even in this factory town where a large number of people are shiftworkers there are few men, fewer men with children, and very very few […]

Addressing race, class, and sexuality in the environmental movement

Yazan: Candace | 14 November 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Ecofeminism, Environment, Racism, Sexism, Women's Studies

The environmental movement has inadequately addressed issues of race, class, and sexuality. The feminist movement has only recently identified the need to consider race, class, and sexuality, and made concentrated efforts to be inclusive in their concerns, structures, and practices. As the environmental movement faces increasing pressure to align itself with social justice issues and […]

Environment(s): Women’s Studies vs. Philosophy (or choosing classes again)

Yazan: Candace | 07 September 2006 | No Comments
Categories: Ecofeminism, Environment, Feminism, Life, School, Women's Studies

I signed up for more classes than I need, figuring I’ll check them all out, get a feel for the profs’ attitudes, take a look at the reading and assignment lists and then make my decision of which to take. My degree requirements are pretty much filled, save for a feminist research credit, a programming […]

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